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US: Canadian activist urges St Lucia to get onboard with marijuana legislation

Found: Thu Nov 08 11:13:34 2018 PST
Source: Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Copyright: 2018 The Jamaica Observer Ltd,
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Canadian activist urges St Lucia to get onboard with marijuana legislation

Thursday, November 08, 2018


CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) -- Canadian Cannabis Rights Activist, Marc Emery, is urging St Lucia to get on board with the legalisation of the now-illegal herb or face the consequences in the tourism market from his country.

Canada recently legalised the use of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes and Emery said Canadians are now free to carry the substance across their country.

He pointed out that Canadians are going to come to St Lucia, where cannabis is illegal, and if they cannot find marijuana easily and readily, they are going to bring their own from Canada, which might cause problems.

"This is going to cause situations at immigration and customs which will have people putting on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook, oh I was arrested at customs in St Lucia and they took away my cannabis and give me a fine," Emery said. "This is going to be bad publicity."

He stated that countries in the Caribbean that legalise marijuana will definitely reap benefits.

"You going to have five, ten thousand Canadians, minimum, coming this winter and they are not going to find cannabis and they are going to be frustrated and go to Jamaica," Emery remarked.

"And so, everybody on these islands has to realize that the people who establish this legal regime first are going to get the tourists from Europe, from America, from Canada..."

He added that people from around the world have the expectation of finding cannabis without difficulties since it is being legalised in many countries.

Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are three Caribbean countries that have so far decriminalised marijuana.



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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

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Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
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Think of the children
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Right to petition
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Police Officers Fired for Improper Thoughts - About Legal Pot (2011)
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"marijuana for recreational and medicinal"
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior (2014)
The Flower (video cartoon)
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Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)

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Tobacco: Stunts Teens Growth
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marc emery Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
Political prisoner
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